Run or walk, compete against yourself or others, or just for a family day out. The bush series caters for all in the great outdoors. (April-Nov)
Run, walk or push a pram to a 45 minute time limit. How many points can you get? (Oct-Mar)
Preparation for the Bush. Try out bush style orienteering in local parks before stepping out into the bush. Also includes a night event for the adventurous. (Feb-April)
Grab your mountain bike and ride around bush tracks in either a street style event, bush style event or a combination of the two. (Oct-Mar)


*Update 26/3/18 - No date yet - could not do this wednesday due to various commitments. In the meantime I do urge you to just go out and give it a go (there is a printable map if you read further down). Any feedback you wish to give or questions you might have just drop me an email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Thanks, Shane.
*Updated 21/3/18 - Event Postponed - a new time will be sheduled soon. In the meantime the map will stay available to anyone to give it a go at any time.
*Updated 19/3/18 - Start times and FAQ
*Updated 16/3/18 - PDF of map and contact details added

Note 2: I will be there from 5pm and stay til around 7ish to help out and answer any questions you might have. In the event of bad weather we may look to postpone to a later date. But if you have spare time you may run the event at anytime.

Note: there may be other sporting groups using the fields please be respectful. 

On 21st of March there will be a demonstration event for the use of smart phone technology in orienteering. This is no cost to run in this event as this is a demonstration event.

We will be rerunning the carrington map from last year (same start finish location) - only one control has been dropped if you decide to bring your map (3C is now considered in out of bounds) to use in conjunction with the map on your smart phone. 

This is a PDF of the map that will be used for this demonstration. Please bring your own map (or use the one on the phone)

You can download the app Maprun for both Andriod and iOS (Andriod v41.2 and iOS 7.0.1 or later). Please download the app before you arrive.

A major difference you will notice is that all the controls are worth the same number of points and penalties apply for being late.

While we are hoping most will have a go on the day the map will be available to be run anytime on the app for the near future. 

We will be collecting feedback on how easy/accurate it was on the day and by survey later on. 

Here’s a quick overview of what to do
• Tap Name and enter your details
• Tap Select Event (or Reload Event if you’ve already downloaded the Event)
• Choose the event from the NSW event list - Carrington
• Tap GotoStart to see the map
• Then when you are ready, press Start GPS and go to the Start Triangle. Your time starts when you hear the “beep” at the Start.
• Your time finishes when you hear the “beep” at the Finish (avoid the start/fininsh triangle on your run as you may finish early)

Once you have finished upload your results (you can even upload your GPS to strava if you have an account).

Results can be viewed in the app.

Routegadget can be viewed here 

Questions? Email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Short FAQ
What do I need?
A smartphone is the minimum rquirement with the maprun app (fully charged phone will help the app can be very power hungry on older phone models)

How do i know i punched a control?
The phone will emit a beep and/or vibrate (this is the iphone - not sure on andriod but should be similar)

Can i run the app in the background?
Yes - as long as you turn notifications on (again this is true on the iphone)

Do i need a physical map?
No, but i found it can be helpful especially if you have somewhere to store your phone that you can see/hear the notifications. My personal setup would be physical map, arm band for my phone and notifications on my linked watch.

How close do i need to get?
Unlike answers and clues from our traditional street you must enter the circle to 'punch' the control - the circle is about 10 metres diameter. We have tested all the controls and they do work. (check out the routegadget). So trying to see the answer from 100 metres away won't work on this event.

How long do i have?
45mins and there is a clock in the app that starts when you 'punch' the start